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By SNornes ·
On some PC's you can right click any file name, select properties, and rename the file right on the General tab, on other PC's the name can be highlighted but you can't change it. Do you know what combination of OS and ?? makes the difference here? (Obviously I am aware of all the conventional methods of renaming files, but I need to know about this method).
Thanks much.

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by Lo In reply to Renaming file

I am guessing that the OS you refer to are Windows (9x, NT, 2k, XP, etc.), although it may not matter, you will get same/similar on anything that lets you do that XWindows, etc.

I would guess that reason that you can't rename some is that you do not have privileges (ownership or access) to the file rather than the OS.

At the office we 'lock down' PC to prevent users from changing. Can't rename, save, etc.

If the file is marked as Read Only, you can't rename w/o first removing the Read Only attribute.

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by SNornes In reply to Renaming file

Good thought, but that isn't the problem here. I'm the administrator and have full access across the network, so this isn't a permissions/rights issue.

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